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How Building My Own Barbie Dreamhouse Taught Me The One Thing I Needed To Know

In 1992 I knew exactly what I wanted: a Barbie Dreamhouse with a working elevator. I wanted that Barbie Dreamhouse more than I wanted anything in the whole world. More than I wanted a pony. More than I wanted jellies (which are sandals made from glitter encased in plastic). More »


4 Perfect Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts That You Still Have Time To Pull Off

There is absolutely no chance that your mom will not love everything on this list, and you still have more than enough time to pull all of them off. Get your shit together, you little procrastinator. More »


How To Use Coconut Oil On Your Face: 6 Brilliant Ways You Need To Know

This is going to be our year, you guys. We’re going to work coconut oil into our goddamn beauty routine if it kills me. And by “it” I mean the four tubs of Trader Joe’s oil precariously stacked in my pantry. Let’s start where it really matters —with how to use coconut oil on your face. Smooth legs are great, but… More »


A Woman Has Lost An Eye To Glitter

“So it’s been a year since I lost my eye to glitter,” reads the worst sentence in the English language. More »


These Easter Pinterest Fails Are Somewhat Terrifying

Easter usually means adorable bunnies, cute chicks, and fun pastel colors. Pinterest makes it look like the greatest holiday of all time, but in reality, these projects are not for the weak of heart.

We’ve all been there. We finally decide to bring that fun cake or artsy creation to life instead of… More »


20 Uber-Festive, Modern DIY Holiday Decorations

I hate spending money on decorations of almost any kind. I paid enough attention in art class that I can handle a hot glue gun and there’s a dollar store down the street, so to me, paying $15 for one decoration seems like a giant rip-off. If, like me, you’re a holiday season enthusiast but… More »


Art Week DIY: This Yarn Wall Hanging Is Easy AF

I considered doing a whole host of different DIY projects for Art Week, but in the end, I stayed true to my passion for fiber art and went with a DIY yarn wall hanging, a few examples of which are above. As regular readers know, I weave tapestries on the side and have amassed a… More »


Art Week DIY: Making This Etsy-Ass Wall Hanging Was Actually A Joy

If you need me, I’ll be in Montana making things with my hands for the rest of my life. More »


It’s Art Week At The Frisky!

Join us as we explore art all week! More »


Shocker: DIY Braces Will Make Your Teeth Fall Out

Way back when I was a wee lass, I really, really wanted a retainer. I’m not sure why. Maybe some older, cool girl at school had one and I came to associate the metal line through her smile as, like, chic or something. Anyway, my best friend and I would use paperclips to DIY our… More »


Home Inspiration: 9 DIY Indoor Gardening Tutorials

Being short on outdoor space doesn’t mean you’re doomed to a treeless life of concrete and stuffy air. Try out some of these indoor gardening techniques to turn your home into your very own mini-jungle! … More »


14 Valentine’s Day Crafts For Grown-Ups


Thanks, I Made It Myself: 21 Chalkboard Paint Crafts To Art Up Your Home

Chalkboard paint solves a lot of different problems at once: It’s a cheap and easy way to decorate, it allows you to re-decorate with the swipe of a cloth, and it can any object or space more practical or more useful. Check out these chalkboard paint tutorials for inpiration and instructions on how to make… More »


10 DIY Gifts For Kids, Because Toys Are Too Damn Expensive

I know what it’s like to be broke and have kids to shop for during the holidays: It’s impossible to know what to get them in the first place, and then when you do find out what toys they want, they’re Lego sets that cost $200. No, sir. That is an expense for Santa.
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The DIY Bible: 33 Recipes For All Of Your Cosmetics, Beauty & Home Care Needs (With A Shopping List!)

So ya wanna go all-natural, eh? Tired’a lookin’ around for recipes, ehhh?

Well here you go! There are about a million reasons to DIY your makeup, self care, and home care routines and it gets even cheaper the more you make (these recipes will bring your cost down up to 95 percent), as… More »


Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read The Latest Haruki Murakami, Watch “Love Is Strange” & Make Risotto

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do,More »


Tried & Tested: 10 Hippie Beauty Treatments

Beauty products are the one thing that I waste my money on. Give me a hundred bucks and plop me in the nearest Duane Reade, and I’m happy as a pig in shit, wandering the aisles, Googling face cream comparisons, debating the merits of serums. I love beauty products for the breathless and inspirational lies they tell. This… More »


Here Is Your Solution To Biking With A Skirt On

For those of us sick of worrying about flashing everyone while biking in a skirt, Johanna Holtan and her friends have found the solution we’ve all been waiting for. Penny In Yo Pants is their method for MacGyvering a nifty button to keep your skirt intact using a penny and a rubber band. The ladies… More »


12 DIY Ways To Upgrade Your Summer Sandals

Guys, I live for sandal season. — they’re the next best thing to going completely barefoot. While I typically rock flip-flops the minute the temperatures hit 65 degrees, I’m excited about all the DIY possibilities sandals offer. Now, you’re not going to want to take a hot glue gun to your Lanvin flat sandals of… More »


3 Fun DIYs For Your Fourth Of July Barbecue

Approximately 98.64 percent of Americans will barbeque this weekend (that’s a fabricated statistic, but I don’t think I’m off by much) in celebration of Independence Day. Usually, I’m not the type to decorate for an afternoon grill session, choosing to focus all my energy on the food and booze, but for the 4th of July,… More »


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